Muscular Causes Sciatica

How To Massage Sciatica To Reduce Leg Pain Massage Monday 226

Hi everyone. This is Yasuko and it's timefor Massage Monday. This week I'm going to talk about how to selftreatsciatica or more accurately pseudosciatica using a lacrosse ball or Thera Cane. I oftenhave clients come in with quot;sciaticaquot; issues with a pain shooting down from the hip tothe leg and even numbness in the leg. So what is sciaticaé Sciatica is an inflammation ofsciatic nerve that runs through the hip and down the side of the leg or the back of theleg. The common symptom is the radiating pain from the hip all the way to the leg. Medicallyspeaking it is caused by a pinch of the nerve in the lower back by herniated discs or bonespurs which can be medically treated by a

surgery as a last resort. However, this pain that shoots down the legmay be caused simply by tight gluteal muscles, the muscles in the buttocks, specificallyby the trigger points found in gluteus minimus. Let's call this pseudosciatica because it'snot really sciatica but has the similar pain like the real sciatica and it makes it hardto get up from the chair or stand straight. Trigger Points are the tight spots in musclesthat are stuck in a contracted state and forgot to release. They are sore or painful to touchbut they also cause pain elsewhere called referred pain. This is what I mean. In thiscase, the X's are the trigger points in gluteus

minimus and the red areas are the referredpain. When you loosen these trigger points the pain in the red area will be gone. Thesetrigger points can be created from various reasons such as sitting crooked for a longtime in front of the computer, TV, car, airplane, especially if you keep a wallet in your buttpocket, or from playing sports like tennis, walking, running, swimming, and cycling fora long period of time. To treat the trigger points first find thehip bone. Then go down on the side of the hip to find the greater trochanter which isthe big bump on the top of the thigh bone. The gluteus minimus is located between theselandmarks. It is the deepest layer of the

gluteus muscles. You can also lean side toside and feel the muscles contracting as you lean to the target side. Then put a lacrosseball on the muscle and lean against the wall and roll it over the tight spot for 10 timeswhich should take no more than 20 seconds. You don't want to do it too long because itinvolves some pain and you don't want to bruise the muscle. If you are working on the rightside, stand on your left leg. Or almost lift your right foot to loosen the target muscle.When you massage the muscle should be relaxed and loose so you can dig deeper. As you sawthis muscle gets contracted and tight when you put on your weight on this side. If youhave a pain on the side of the leg, look for

a painful spot more towards the side betweenthe hip bone and thigh bone. If you have a pain in the back of the leg, look for a painfulspot towards the center of the glutes under the hip bone. If lacrosse ball is too hardand painful, you can use a tennis ball. You can also use Thera Cane if you have one.With Thera Cane put the ball on the tip on the gluteus minimus from behind, hold it withboth hands in a comfortable position, lean to the other side, and press on the tightspot for 10 times. BTW if you don't have Thera Cane it's a great selfhealing tool. I'llput the link below. Repeat this treatment three to six times aday every day to see the results. If you tend

to sit in front of the computer for a longtime and if that's causing this problem it's a good way to take a short break because itshouldn't take more than 20 seconds. Remember only do it 10 times at a time. Besides the daily selftreatment I highlyrecommend working with a massage therapist in your area who knows and believes in TriggerPoint Therapy who can treat you and check if you are doing it right. If you have a pain in your body and want tofind out if Trigger Point Therapy can help, let me know and I will cover in the futuretutorials. Holistically speaking I would avoid

Sciatica Leg Pain Relief Fast Remove muscle knots yourself

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Spine 101 Why we hurt Explaining Bone and Muscular Pain

Hello, my name is Jeff Aberle. And inthis tutorial I'm going to try and explain to you how the spine and spinal malpositionsand distortions can cause basically any type of ache or pain that you're experiencing.Whether it's headaches or knee problems or back pain or neck pain or tight muscles anywherein the body. All that's explainable and so in this short tutorial I'm going to try and domy best to explain that. What you're looking at now is a tutorial of normal spinal motion.And what I want you to kind of get from this is that every bone participates in the motion.Every bone is contributing. Every bone is moving. There's no stuck areas. And thingsare good. When you look from the front or

from the side here you see a curve in theneck. You see a curve in the thoracics. And you see a curve in the lumbars. From the backeverything is perfectly lined up. Now most people think that their spines look exactlylike this. And when they have an ache or a pain. They might even think that somethingsout in their back. They think that one or two little things have gone wrong. And theythink that they get a treatment or two and everything should be back to normal. And theyshould be pain free. This is what most people, I think, believe. But there's much more tothat. So let's just real quickly show what abnormal motion is like. And yes, this isa whole nother tutorial. This animation starts

out this way. So what we're doing is takinga happy, healthy spine and an unhappy spine. A very twisted up and distorted frame. Andbelieve me, a lot of people have this. You might be one of them. You might not look exactlylike this. You might not even look close to this. This curve on you might be up here.You might actually look fairly straight from the back, but over here you have multiplecurves all embeded within the primary curves. Remember how I said there was one neck curveand one thoracic curve. Well here you can see there's three curves in the thoracics.There's one there, there's a reverse one there and there's that one. Lot's of people havemultiple curves as you run your finger down

their back here or measure on xray. So ifyou've got a problem or an ache or a pain. It's probably why you're watching this tutorialactually. You probably have a whole bunch of these spinal distortions as well. And there'sno way you're fixing this in one or two treatments. It's impossible. You might be able to getrid of pain in one or two visits. That happens once in a while, but usually this is moreof a process to correct this stuff and reverse this back to this position. The good newsis it actually is possible to do that. That is the good news. Ok, let's go to the animation.So here what we're going to do is show that crooked, distorted spine and how it movesrelative to the normal spine. So here we go

through the same ranges of motion. Not thesame distances, but the same. I shouldn't say. The same types of motions, but the rangesare obviously going to be different. The actual value amounts in degrees. What I want youto notice here is that chunks of bone are moving relative to the other pieces. And you'llalso notice here that I cut the spine in half here. I'll show you why I did that here. Ididn't bother remaking this animation. With a full spine because I want to show you what'sinternal. But you see how all that moves as a chunké Now here it actually moves to theright and you can see individual motion there. But to the left that thing moved as a chunk.ablock. Now what's interesting is when someone

comes in with a spine like this and I actuallystart treating them. It feels like I'm working on a block of wood. So a lot of people, especiallyyoung people that haven't had a lot of time to get a lot of these distortions and twistsand all this stuff. They have more flexible spines so when I put them up against the walland they give themselves a hug and I push them lightly up against the wall. And youcan see other tutorials of the actual treatment being done. With someone like this it feelslike I'm pushing a block of wood up against my hand. And for maybe a teenager or somethinglike that, it's not that way. Or somebody that has good spinal health. Their spine actuallyfeels flexible. And that's really interesting.

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